Listen to live music clips or read more about James' shows at Metropolitan Room.

"On stage, James Hammel is at once completely natural and artfully focused, a rare combination. He gets to the core of each song with easy grace and understated eloquence." Roy Sander, Critic and Columnist (formerly of Back Stage and Citysearch).

James is currently booking events and private parties and working on a his next CD.

     
 

More from James' performances:

"When James Hammel is singing or playing...there's an electricity in the air! He's a dynamic singer, arranger and songwriter who speaks the universal language of love in every performance. His original "Do It All Over Again" is a call to action and a generational anthem and it's what is so special about his work— it's genuine — it's honest and it involves you. Recently (with lightning speed) James turned a weary convention crowd in Atlanta into a high-spirited, hand clapping, up-on-your-feet party... and it was a solo acoustic guitar show! His cool arrangement of Sammy Fain's 1931 jazz standard, "When I Take My Sugar To Tea" married with Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" is a perfect example of what James Hammel delivers —heart pumping — heart opening and heart felt moments!" —Susan Berkley

 

"James performed solo with his guitar at our party in Greenwich. From the
moment the party began to the very end, his music set the ambiance and crooner vibe I was looking for. It really helped create a truly positive and uplifting experience for our guests. A wonderful evening of entertainment. Thank you James!" —LM

Date
Venue
Performance
Fri 10/13/17

Straightaway Cafe

Black Mountain, NC

6PM

Featuring a Duo and playing on the stage outdoors. Wonderful mountain location.

Thurs 8/10/17

Biltmore Estate

Asheville, NC

2PM

Amazingly beautiful spot overlooking the hillside at Antler Village. Solo performances featuring guitar and vocals including jazz, pop, blues and original songs.
Fri 8/4/17

Omni Grove Park Inn

Asheville, NC

8 PM

Beautiful downtown Asheville dinner and music venue featuring duo jazz guitar and vocals as well as saxophone doing the Great American Songbook, Brazilian jazz, Pop, Blues and Originals.

Thurs 8/3/17

Biltmore Estate

Asheville, NC

2PM

Amazingly beautiful spot overlooking the hillside at Antler Village. Solo performances featuring guitar and vocals including jazz, pop, blues and original songs.
Fri 7/28/17

Fill My Cup

Asheville, NC

5 to 8PM

Early show The James Hammel Trio featuring Mike Guzalak on sax and Matt Kinne (bass).
Sat 7/22/17

5 Walnut Wine Bar

Asheville, NC

6 to 8 PM

Early show at 6PM with The James Hammel Trio featuring Mike Guzalak and Lateris Aferondii. We'll mix it up with jazz, pop, blues and originals. Love this spot and a great vibe!
Fri 7/21/17

Straightaway Cafe

Black Mountain, NC

6PM

Featuring a Trio and playing on the stage outdoors. Should be awesome!
Thur 7/13/17

Park Rhythms Series Sponsored By Town of Black Mountain, NC

7PM

Featuring a Quartet (guitar/vox, bass, drums, sax/clarinet) and playing a concert on the stage outdoors at picturesque Lake Tomahawk.
Fri 7/7/17

The Classic Wine Seller

Waynesville, NC

7PM

Beautiful downtown Waynesville dinner and music venue featuring a duet of jazz guitar and vocals with saxophone doing the Great American Songbook, Brazilian jazz, Pop, Blues and Originals.

Sun 7/2/17

The Lobster Trap

Asheville, NC

2PM

Wonderful restaurant in Asheville. Duo with Mike Guzalak (sax).

Sat 7/1/17

Biltmore Estate

Asheville, NC

2PM

Amazingly beautiful spot overlooking the hillside at Antler Village. Trio perfromance with Paco Ship (blues harp) and Lateris Aferondii (African and Peruvian percusssion)

Tues 6/20/17

Biltmore Estate

Asheville, NC

2PM

Amazingly beautiful spot overlooking the hillside at Antler Village. Solo performances featuring guitar and vocals including jazz, pop, blues and original songs.

Tues 5/23/17

Biltmore Estate

Asheville, NC

2PM

Amazingly beautiful spot overlooking the hillside at Antler Village. Solo performances featuring guitar and vocals inlcuding jazz, pop, blues and original songs.

Every Wed and Sometimes Friday's or Saturday's

Lookout Brewing

Black Mountain, NC

5:30 to 8:30 PM

 

James has been performing at Lookout Brewing for more than 3 years. This great venue features craft beer tastings and food specials. Kids and dogs love this place. James performs solo and features more pop and originals and mixes in some jazz too. Look for other guest musicians like Mike Guzalak (sax/clarinet), Lateris Aferondii (African percussion) and local singer songwriters. Great place and great people!
  Notable Past Performances  
 

Biltmore Estate - Antler Village and Village Hotel

Asheville, NC

This wonderful venue overlooks the beautiful hillside of the amazing Biltmore Estate. It's wonderful to have guests visit and have us perform the songs they love.
 

Omni Grove Park Inn

Asheville, NC

Beautiful downtown Asheville dinner, spa and music venue featuring solo jazz guitar and vocals doing the Great American Songbook, Brazilian jazz, Pop, Blues and Originals. Performing in the Great Room.
 

Park Rhythms Series Sponsored By Town of Black Mountain

Black Mountain, NC

Featuring a Quartet (guitar/vox, bass, drums, sax/clarinet) and playing a concert on the stage outdoors at picturesque Lake Tomahawk.
 

The Classic Wine Seller

Waynesville, NC

Band and Solo performances at this wonderful restaurant and wine bar make this a very special place for me. The owners are fabulous too! It's always about weaving through a list of jazz standards, pop, blues, and a few originals too.
 

White Horse

Black Mountain, NC

Great band for this one and a neat venue! Lots of jazz, pop, originals played by some of the best musicians around: Dr. Bill Bares (Piano), Zack Page (Bass), Rick Dilling (Drums) and Patrick Brown (Sax).
 

ISIS Music Hall

West Asheville, NC

 

It's a wonderful jazz venue in Asheville, NC. Players included James Simmons (Bass), Simon George (Piano), Jeff Rudplph (Drums).
  US Open Tennis Championships (multiple performances) Five solo shows at the US Open Tennis Championships in Flushing Meadows, NY!

 

The Bitter End

New York City (multiple performances)

James often featured his original music at this historic pop venue that featured artists like Dylan, Joni Mitchell, The Police and many more artists.

 

The Metropolitan Room

New York City (multiple performances)

This spectacular cabaret room featured James with his band including Daryl Kojak (piano), Dmitri Kolesnik (bass), Cook Broadnax (drums) and Ole Mathisen (sax) performing jazz standards and originals.

Interested in booking an event or private party? James continues to perform at private functions. Please visit our Contact page.

 

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